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Cities and Memory remixes the world, one sound at a time - a global collaboration between artists and sound recordists all over the world. The project presents an amazingly-diverse array of field recordings from all over the world, but also reimagined, recomposed versions of those recordings as we go on a mission to remix the world. What you'll hear in the podcast are our latest sounds - either a field recording from somewhere in the world, or a remixed new composition based solely on those ...
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The BBC is the largest broadcasting organisation in the world. Its mission is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. BBC World Service broadcasts to the world on radio, on TV and online, providing news and information in 32 languages.
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Africa Daily

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One question to wake up to every weekday morning. One story from Africa, for Africa. Alan Kasujja takes a deep dive into the news shaping the continent. Ready by early morning, five days a week, Monday to Friday.
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Unplucked

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How do you get into the biggest classical music festival in the world? Follow composer and comedian Vikki Stone as she unbuttons the BBC Proms and asks the questions everyone else is afraid to ask.
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Roger Bolton, formerly presenter of BBC Radio 4's 'Feedback' launches his very first podcast. Free from the constraints of broadcasting on the BBC, with a few more opinions and casting his net a little bit wider to encompass the whole of the BBC, Roger examines the issues that are facing the corporation and public service broadcasting. Find all our podcasts here And please support this podcast by subscribing here We also support VLV (Voice of the Listener and Viewer) which represents the int ...
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In the third season of her podcast, Dua Lipa: At Your Service, pop powerhouse Dua Lipa has candid, uplifting and insightful conversations with the people who inspire her most about topics like reinvention, sex and relationships, psychedelics, and more. Season Three will include conversations with internationally renowned artists, thought leaders and cultural icons. Season Three of At Your Service will also invite listeners to explore the vast landscape of human experiences, and celebrates th ...
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Tempers fly as the newsmakers of the week face-off in this award-winning show. Anchored by Sanket Upadhyay, this weekly program has politicians battlling wits with a live audience.
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US President Joe Biden has said Israel has agreed in principle not to launch military action in the Gaza Strip during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, as negotiations for a temporary ceasefire between Hamas and Israel continue. Speaking on US television, Mr Biden said a pause in fighting could begin on Monday, about a week before the start of R…
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Malawi's influential Catholic Bishops have written a letter criticising President Lazarus Chakwera's government. They say the country is worse off now. than it was four years ago. The government has acknowledged the issues raised by the church. Also how widespread is the recruitment of child soldiers in Africa?And we hear the second half of the sto…
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Through her songs, the Mercury prize nominated singer/songwriter Nadine Shah has explored mental health, Islamophobia, the refugee crisis and feminism. The subject matter of her last album, Kitchen Sink, included themes of fertility, tradition and identity told through the stories of women at different stages of their lives. Now Nadine’s latest wor…
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Beth and Feifei explain how to use this expression to describe repetitive tiresome actions. Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/features/the-english-we-speak_2024/ep-240226FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE:Visit our website ✔️https://www.bbc.co.uk/learninge…
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It’s been 10 months since fierce fighting between the Sudanese army and the parliamentary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) broke out. A civil war that continues to heavily impact Sudan and its civilians. Earlier this month, the United Nations appealed for just over $4 billion to fund humanitarian operations in the country and neighbouring countries hosti…
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In the mountainous east of Nepal many communities are dependent on tea. The nitrogen-rich soil of the high-elevation estates allow tea bushes to produce a unique flavour, but the picking has to be done by hand. Phanindra Dahal talks to farmers, factory managers, tea estate supervisors and leaders in the business to find out how this small nation is…
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After repeated delays, the Hungarian parliament approved Sweden's accession as the organisation's 32nd member. Also, the US Supreme Court hears arguments about social media companies that could transform the way we use the internet, and the woman who was in a love triangle with the musicians George Harrison and Eric Clapton is selling their letters…
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After repeated delays, the Hungarian parliament approved Sweden's accession as the organisation's 32nd member. Also, the US Supreme Court hears arguments about social media companies that could transform the way we use the internet, and the woman who was in a love triangle with the musicians George Harrison and Eric Clapton is selling their letters…
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As farmer protests in Europe continue, Polish farmers have directed their anger towards Ukraine. Around 160 tons of Ukrainian grain have been destroyed in Poland. Farmers there say that they face unfair competition from Kiev. Sam Fenwick will be hearing how the financial loss is small compared with what it symbolises. Despite a heavy loss in the So…
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As Gaza ceasefire talks resume the Israeli military presents its plan for an assault on the city of Rafah, where more than a million people are sheltering. A senior Israeli politician tells us that operation will go ahead - no matter what. Also on the programme: As Lee Anderson doubles down on his controversial claims about London Mayor Sadiq Khan …
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As the Israeli military presents the war cabinet with its plans for an assault along with a draft to evacuate the population on the southern Gazan city of Rafah, the UN warns of famine in the north of the territory.Also in the programme: China has announced plans for a big increase in the pace of its space missions; and the Taliban authorities in A…
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In a few specific years across the 20th Century, the proportion of boys born mysteriously spiked. We follow one researcher’s obsessive quest to find out why. And next, a tale of science and skulduggery. Michael Mann was a respected climate scientist, unknown outside of a small academic circle, until he produced a graph that shocked the world and ch…
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European farmers complain about what they say is unfair competition from outside the EU and demand action against red tape and low prices. We look at what EU leaders can do to appease the demonstrators. The Irish airline Ryanair warns it will have to raise prices due to aircraft shortages caused by delays on Boeing deliveries. We get the latest. An…
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The Israeli government says the military has presented the country's war cabinet with a plan for the evacuation of Palestinian civilians from combat zones in Gaza. With 1.4 million people crammed into the southern city of Rafah, where will they go? We speak to a member of the Israeli Prime Minister's party. Also today: Protests expected in Nigeria …
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There's been a rise in the number of people attempting the dangerous Atlantic crossing from West Africa to Europe. Migrants are once again returning to Mauritania, which is struggling to cope with the growing numbers. Why are migrants choosing Mauritania?Also, we'll hear a personal and distressing story of how a Nigerian student fled Ukraine and ma…
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The twice Oscar-nominated actor Samantha Morton has just received the Bafta Fellowship: a lifetime achievement award which recognises an outstanding contribution to film and television. She grew up in the social care system and began working in film and television at the age of 13. In a moving speech at the Baftas last week, Samantha dedicated the …
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In Nigeria, consumers are struggling. The cost of many basic necessities like rice, yams and even onions, have doubled since last year. It follows the decision by the government of President Bola Tinubu to remove a subsidy on fuel, and to devalue the naira – which had cost the government billions of dollars. But while the policies were aimed at inc…
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Claudia Piñeiro is a multi-award winning novelist, with many of her books being adapted for television. She's one of Argentina's most translated writers, as well as being a popular screenwriter and playwright. The BBC's Andrea Kidd joins Claudia in her apartment in Buenos Aires, as she works on her latest, as yet, untitled novel. It follows the sto…
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Anna McNamee, an award-winning Canadian journalist and writer with a background in BBC radio, is the Executive Director of the Sandford St Martin Trust, dedicated to promoting excellence in religious broadcasting. We discuss the new Media Bill, the importance of religious literacy, the decline in programming on religion and ethics, commissioning pr…
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President Zelensky says 31,000 troops and tens of thousands of civilians have been killed since Russia invaded. His defence minister, Rustem Umerov, added that the slow delivery of arms and ammunition was causing a loss of life and land. We hear from Brazil after tens of thousands of supporters of the former Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, gat…
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Nikki Haley, freshly defeated by Donald Trump in the South Carolina Republican primary, says she’ll fight on regardless. With his fourth consecutive primary victory, Mr Trump sounded confident of securing the Republican nomination.Also in the programme: The food crisis in Gaza - we speak to the UN's coordinator for Palestine; one of Iran's major fi…
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A bonus episode from The Global Story podcast. Bengal famine: The WWii trajgedy the world forgot. The Global Story brings you one big story every weekday, making sense of the news with our experts around the world. Insights you can trust, from the BBC, with Katya Adler. For more, go to bbcworldservice.com/globalstory or search for The Global Story …
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A bonus episode from The Global Story podcast. Bengal famine: The WWii trajgedy the world forgot. The Global Story brings you one big story every weekday, making sense of the news with our experts around the world. Insights you can trust, from the BBC, with Katya Adler. For more, go to bbcworldservice.com/globalstory or search for The Global Story …
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A bonus episode from The Global Story podcast. Is #Me Too finally exploding in French cinema?. The Global Story brings you one big story every weekday, making sense of the news with our experts around the world. Insights you can trust, from the BBC, with Katya Adler. For more, go to bbcworldservice.com/globalstory or search for The Global Story whe…
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Visiting Western leaders have pledged their solidarity, but Kyiv say more weapons are what's really needed. The body of the Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny, is handed to his mother after a battle with Russian authorities, and the video of a professional female golfer being mansplained to by a stranger about how to improve her swing that's gone viral…
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Visiting Western leaders have pledged their solidarity, but Kyiv say more weapons are what's really needed. The body of the Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny, is handed to his mother after a battle with Russian authorities, and the video of a professional female golfer being mansplained to by a stranger about how to improve her swing that's gone viral…
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